5-Minute Homemade(ish) Wonton Soup—My Latest on Refinery29!

/ Monday, March 3, 2014

My mother blames my wonton soup addiction on her pregnancy—she slurped quart container, after quart container of the stuff over the months (even in the heat of summer). Unfortunately, no other wonton soup compares to my childhood favorite. You can still get it! There's a little takeout place in the King Kullen shopping center of my hometown...The soup has a deep golden broth, strips of Chinese sparerib meat, and the best dumpling filling ever (it also cures all illnesses and every high school heartbreak I ever felt). This is not that wonton soup. I've tried dozens of times to recreate it without success. This is, however, the easiest wonton soup you can make in the whole world. Have 5 minutes and a microwave? Give this super-simple recipe a try...MINUTE (HOMEMADE-ISH) WONTON SOUP


1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup thinly sliced bok choy or napa cabbage (about 1 leaf)
3 to 5 frozen dumplings or pot stickers
1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine or rice vinegar
2 scallions, white and light-green parts only, thinly sliced

Put the chicken broth, bok choy, dumplings and vinegar in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on High 3 minutes or until dumplings are heated through; top with the scallions.

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